“Your chance to help secure billions in federal funding for Connecticut is ending soon as the 2020 U.S. Census concludes,” Darien Library said in an announcement Tuesday.
Just answer the census form. You can use a library computer to do it, or follow the Web links below.
Here’s the rest of the announcement:
The constitutionally-required census seeks a complete count of everyone who lives in the United States. The results will determine how federal dollars will be distributed over the next ten years and how congressional districts are drawn.
Your answers are confidential. The census is safe, important, and easy. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Darien has a 79.6% self-response rate while Connecticut overall is at 70.3%. [Darienite.com editor’s note — 98% of households nationwide have now answered, according to the Census Bureau. It’s very possible that the Darien statistics are out of date.]
Please remember to include babies in the count as they’ll help the local school districts plan for future attendance.
Thank you for answering the census.
The census may also be taken on a Darien Library computer, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Respond By Phone
If you are on a mobile device, the buttons below will open up your phone app so that you may call in your response right away.
The census may also be taken in 59 languages online or by phone in 14 languages.
Leave Your Mark on History
Specific information from the census cannot be viewed for 72 years (that’s 2092). Your descendants will love seeing your name and getting a peek at what your life was like back in 2020. It’s a love letter to the future!
For College Students
[From the Library website]
Since most college students have moved home now, they still need to be counted where they should have been on April 1st (i.e. at their college) per the Census Bureau. The below information is from that link:
- College students living in on-campus housing are counted through their university as part of our Group Quarters Operation, which counts all students living in university owned housing.
- In general, students in colleges and universities temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus will still be counted as part of this process. Even if they are home on census day, April 1st, they should be counted according to the residence criteria which states they should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time. We are asking schools to contact their students and remind them to respond.
- Per the Census Bureau’s residence criteria, in most cases students living away from home at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For More Information …
… you can visit the Census page on Darien Library’s website.